Fifth-Grader Allowed to Read Banned Speech on Same-Sex Marriage on Monday

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Have I mentioned 10-year-old New York fifth-grader, Kameron Slade, is my new hero?

NY1 News reports:

The department of education says a queens fifth grader will get to read his speech on same-sex marriage after all at school on Monday. The principal had refused to let the boy read the speech, forcing the fifth-grader to change topics.

But a letter sent to parents Friday confirms that 10-year-old Kameron Slade will be allowed to recite his speech on same sex marriage at a special assembly at PS 195 on Monday.

Kameron’s speech focused on the importance of acceptance and his experience with his mother’s friends who are gay.

The fifth-grader has been invited to speak before the City Council and at several gay pride events but he says he just wants to read his speech in school for now.

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12 Responses to Fifth-Grader Allowed to Read Banned Speech on Same-Sex Marriage on Monday

  1. Brigadoon says:

    This kid warms my heart! Way to go, Kameron.

  2. feminazi says:

    I have to wonder? If little Kameron Slade wanted to give an anti-marriage equality speech, would the principal of his school forced him to change topics to animal rights? One must conclude this fifth grader is much more evolved than his principal.

  3. The Real Adam says:

    Last I checked, marriage equality is legal in New York?

    What exactly is so controversial about a fifth grader celebrating what makes New York unique? This fifth grader is being used as a pawn by a cowardly school administrator.

  4. Rachel says:

    Kudos to Kameron! Kudos to Kameron’s mother for doing a great job of parenting! Shame on the principal of PS 195 for creating an unneeded controversy.

  5. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Great kid!

  6. Tiny Dancer says:

    Can we have a couple hundred like Kameron Slade in the US Congress?

  7. Bel Ami says:

    I would love to see Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand invite Kameron Slade to be her guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. What a powerful image he would provide and a stark contrast to the lunatics in the Republican party.

  8. Estacada says:

    Whitney Houston sang, “I believe that children are our future……”

    Man, was she correct. If young Kameron is an example of the kids coming up, who will take the reins of power in another 20 years, then I think we are in very good hands and have nothing to fear.

  9. Harry says:

    ^5^! Kameron!

  10. retahyajyajav says:

    I see a political career in this youngster’s future. Most 10 year old kids are far less activist in nature than Kameron. He’s a natural and my guess is, a handful at home. His mother and father did well.

  11. Fran says:

    Can’t wait to hear Kameron’s speech. Can a 5th grader have more wisdom then all of Congress & the President combined, when it comes to basic human rights?

  12. Adirondacky says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing from Kameron’s parents. Especially his mother who has gay friends and wanted her boy to grow up free of homophobia. She’s as remarkable as Kameron.

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